Hasn’t resigned from poll committee: Virbhadra

Former Union Minister Virbhadra Singh has agreed to stay with the HP poll panel.

Updated: Jul 28, 2012, 19:08 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Taking a complete U-turn from yesterday’s (Friday) offer to quit as the chairman of the campaign and manifesto committee for elections in Himachal Pradesh, former Union Minister Virbhadra Singh, after talking to senior Congress member has changed his mind.

According to sources, the veteran leader has now agreed to stay with the HP poll panel.

Miffed at not being included in the all-important election screening committee which will pick up candidates for the upcoming polls, the veteran Congress leader had also written a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

The former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister was upset over reports that Congress high command is mulling not to name him as the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the next assembly election.

As per news reports, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh met Virbhadra Singh today to mollify him.